GroundUp Music Competition 2023 Lineup: Snarky Pet, Jeff Tweedy, Madison Cunningham

GroundUp Music Competition will return to Miami Seashore this winter for its sixth iteration the weekend of February 3-5, 2023.

The impartial, multiday competition will once more deal with South Florida music followers to intimate performances over three days and nights on the outside Miami Seashore Bandshell in North Seashore.

Like earlier iterations of GroundUp Music Competition, Grammy-winning jazz ensemble Snarky Pet will play host with performances all three days. Different artists within the 2023 lineup embody Wilco guitarist and singer Jeff Tweedy, Madison Cunningham, Lizz Wright, the Mark Lettieri Group, The Late Present with Stephen Colbert bandleader Louis Cato, and guitarist Isaiah Sharkey, who will function the competition’s artist-at-large all through the weekend.

GroundUp additionally will deal with attendees to a deep lineup of artists from across the globe. The worldwide roster of musicians consists of Silvana Estrada (Mexico), Bassekou Kouyate (Mali), Gisela João (Portugal), Edmar Castañeda (Colombia), Grégoire Maret (Switzerland), and Meshell Ndegeocello (Germany).

Since first happening in 2017, GroundUp Music Competition has achieved underdog success standing as a really impartial music competition amid a North American competition panorama dominated by large company heavyweights. Rock ‘n’ roll icon and 2017 GroundUp performer David Crosby as soon as advised New Instances, “I do not suppose you may get a greater shot at listening to actual music than at this competition.”

Since its inception, the competition has been organized by cofounder Paul Lehr alongside Snarky Pet bandleader Michael League. Collectively, the 2 have spent the previous six years cultivating a group of musicians and music followers who need to expertise this one-of-a-kind occasion alongside the shores of Miami Seashore.

“The way in which that we curate, we now have a fame the place individuals put their belief in us and perceive what they are going to get is one thing that may open their eyes,” Paul Lehr advised New Instances earlier this yr. “They’ll uncover new artists they’ve by no means heard of who at the moment are their favorites of their playlists.”

Like earlier years, the 2023 occasion may also see the return of its trademark artist workshops and masterclass occasions for followers to interact with and be taught from the taking part musicians in an intimate and informal setting.

“The concept is that at this competition, it is not simply concerning the issues that occur on stage,” League advised New Instances in April. “The artists are mingling with the viewers and fascinating with them in a manner that provides the viewers a possibility to see a behind-the-curtain view of those musicians’ artistry.”

All performances will happen on the outside Miami Seashore Bandshell, adopted by late-night units on the close by Faena Theater at Faena Miami Seashore. The late-night lineup hasn’t been revealed, however the reveals will probably be restricted to 250 tickets per evening.

Early chicken tickets for the 2023 occasion at the moment are out there by November 24 at

Right here is the entire 2023 GroundUp Music Competition lineup:

  • Snarky Pet
  • Meshell Ndegeocello
  • Madison Cunningham
  • Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco)
  • Silvana Estrada
  • Lizz Wright
  • Bassekou Kouyate
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Caipi
  • Keyon Harrold
  • Gisela João
  • Isaiah Sharkey Quartet
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Edmar Castañeda & Grégoire Maret
  • Becca Stevens & Attacca Quartet
  • Shaun Martin Three-O
  • Mirrors (Louis Cato, Justin Stanton, Gisela João, Becca Stevens, and Michael League)
  • Mark Lettieri Group
  • Jamison Ross Quintet
  • Isaiah Sharkey

GroundUp Music Competition. Friday, February 3, by Sunday, February 5, at Miami Seashore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Seashore; Tickets price $109 to $845.